LG WM3987HW

by Jaro

RANK : (discontinued since July 2014, but it was #2)

LG washer dryer combos are known to be the top brands in this market and the model WM3987HW just confirms that.  However, the manufacturer actually stopped producing this model in the favor of it’s even more successful new version WM3997HWA.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 27” x 38 11/16” x 29 3/4”
Weight: 201 lbs.
Capacity (cu.ft.): DOE 3.6 (22 lb)
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 9
Number of Dry Programs: 6
Features: Auto-adjusts to load size, Dial-A-Cycle™(Allows to easily find the right setting every time.), Easy Loading Tilt Tub, Delay Wash, SenseClean™ System(Sets the water level and wash time automatically, based on the weight and size of each load.), Sensor Dry(Multiple sensors evaluate when to stop drying, based on how much moisture is present. This sensor is great for your clothing and energy efficiency.), RollerJets™ and Forced Water Circulation(Washing ball enhances the wash performance and reduces damage to the clothing. The jets spray and help tumble clothes for better wash while being gentle to the fabric.), LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation(Reduces noise and vibration.), End of Cycle Beeper, Child Lock, TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System, Auto Suds Removal, Forced Drain System, Status Indicator(s), Internal Water Heater
Spin Speed (Max): 1200 RPM
Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
Wash Programs: Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press, Delicates, Hand Wash/Wool, Rinse & Spin, Speed Wash, Cotton Quick, Sanitary, Bulky/Large
Dry Programs: Speed Dry, Cotton Quick, Sanitary, Cotton/Nomal, Perm. Press, Rinse & Spin
Wash/Rinse Temps: Extra Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold, Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
Options: Prewash, Extra Rinse, Stain Cycle(perfect for bad stains), Water Plus(Will add approximately 2 – 4 extra gallons of water to the current selected wash cycle. Not at once, but evenly throughout the whole cycle.), Drum Light(You can activate it by pressing and holding the rinse+spin button for 3 sec. It turns of automatically in 4 minutes. The light also activates at the end of the wash cycle for 4 minutes and turns off automatically), Tub Clean(Removes any detergent buildup or residue from the washer drum.), SpinSense™(Can be used to reduce vibrations), Delay Wash(up to 19 hours), Child Lock
Tray Dispenser: 4 slots: Prewash, Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
Materials: Drum: NeveRust™ Stainless Steel, Cabinet: Painted Steel, Control Panel: Plastic, Top Plate: Porcelain (W), Door Rim: Chrome with Silver Edge
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: Standard voltage electricity (UL Listed /120V, 60Hz, 10Amps)
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Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Great design, performance, features and energy efficiency – saves money on your electric bill.
  • Easy to install, easy to use.
  • Very quiet – almost no vibration if you place it on a solid floor.
  • If half loaded, it takes just 1 hour for clothes to wash and dry and just 1.5 hour for jackets and heavy wool items.
  • 120V power (no separate 220V circuit needed)
  • The clothes that come out feel great. They are soft without using fabric softener and clean with a minimum of soap.
  • It’s ventless and uses condensation to make the vapour release its moisture and be pumped out along with cold water used for this purpose.
  • Uses very little water (70% less water).
  • You can interrupt the program at any time, change any setting or open the door, and then resume.
Negatives:
  • No negatives other than the common ones below.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Rating:
Design: 9/10 Capacity: 10/10
Features: 10/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 10/10
Money Savings: 10/10 Quiet: 8/10
Quality of Wash: 10/10 Quality of Dry: 10/10
Affordable: 5/10 Reliability: 9/10
Total Score: 91
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
CompactAppliance.com $1,435.00 (discontinued) Details
Amazon.com $1,587.00 Details

 Conclusion: This LG model belongs to the best washer dryer combos on the market – it’s efficient, convenient and reliable. If you wonder how it really differs from the LG WM3455HW model, it’s simple. WM3987HW can take a lot bigger load 3.6 vs 2.3 cu. ft. and is for this reason also more expensive.

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